So it’s going to be a rainy weekend. That doesn’t mean that you have to be holed up inside the house for two days. While cozying up with a book as the rain patters down has its charms, yet you can still appreciate the finer things in Olympia indoors this weekend.
Saturday 1/15: Founded in 1939, Olympia’s Little Theater (1925 Miller Avenue NE Olympia, WA 98506) opens it’s seventy-third season with the romantic comedy “Sea Marks.” The story tells the tale of lonely fisherman Colin Primrose, who meets a city girl at a relative’s wedding and, smitten, writes her a letter that sparks relationship that could change their lives forever. The show opens at 7:55PM and tickets can be purchased through Yenney Music (1404 Harrison Ave. Olympia, WA 98502) or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Weekend show tickets cost $12 per person with an additional $1.99 service charge if they are bought online.
Saturday 1/15 and Sunday 1/16: For wine lovers in the area, there will be wine tasting at the Madsen Family Cellars (2825 Marvin Rd NE Olympia, WA 98516) from noon to 4PM. The varieties of wines available differ form tasting to tasting. However the Madsen Cellars specialize in various kinds of locally made wines from the Yakima Valley area such as their white off-dry reisling, and unique blends of red wine.
Saturday 1/15: If you have young readers in your life, head down to the mall area for Barnes & Noble’s “Saturday Story Time” at 1PM. It’s a great way to get them excited about reading and have fun perusing the store afterwards.
Sunday 1/16: For a second dose of the theatrical, go to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington St. Olympia, WA 98501) to see a showing of, “The Elixir of Love.” The story is set in America circa 1915, and follows the story of a young Italian immigrant who believes that a magical love potion will aid him in winning the affections of his sweetheart-to-be. A heartwarming tale that combines romantic comedy with Italian operatic talent. Ticketing information can be found at the Center website, www. washingtoncenter.org
About the Author:
Morgan Forde is a local college student from Yelm, who plans to double-major in political science and journalism. She enjoys writing, reading novels, and spending quality time with her friends and family.